The Randolph Glacier Inventory 3.2

With the following links you may download the complete Randolph Glacier Inventory 3.2 or regional subsets. Data are occasionally updated by region, so the date of last update is shown for each region. We recommend that users keep a record of the date they downloaded data.

MD5 checksums are provided for each file as a way to check the integrity of the file after download or media migration. They are only used to make sure a file didn't get corrupted, and are not needed to process or view the data.

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Version 3.2 by region:

The Randolph Glacier Inventory, a global inventory of glacier outlines, is made available under certain transitional usage constraints. It is intended for the estimation of total ice volumes and glacier mass changes at global and large-regional scales. It is supplemental to the Global Land Ice Measurements from Space initiative (GLIMS). Production of the RGI was motivated by the forthcoming Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC AR5) and is being released initially with little documentation in view of the IPCC's tight deadlines. Updates beyond the IPCC deadlines will take the form of additions to the GLIMS Glacier Database. As resources allow, all these data will be incorporated into the GLIMS Glacier Database.

For purposes other than those described above, use of RGI should be cleared with the contributors of the outlines. Please do not distribute RGI. If you know of other potential users, encourage them to register at this web site.